Madeira Situation Report Wednesday 29th June 2022
by Daniel Fernandes
Brief Covid-19 update
There was an average of 74 hospitalised Covid-19 patients per day, and an average of 2 patients in the Covid-19 intensive care unit per day.
There were 14 deaths from June 20th to June 26th. There had been a total of 334 deaths.
On June 28th, it was announced that there had been 2 new Covid-19 cases in the Region’s schools in the previous 24 hours (2 non-teaching member of staff).
Herbert Jesus, the Regional Health Director (Diretor Regional da Saúde), expects the use of face masks in public transport to remain mandatory, as a precautionary measure.
First Monkeypox case in Madeira
On June 28th, the Regional Health Directorate (Direção Regional da Saúde) confirmed the first case of Monkepox infection in the Autonomous Region of Madeira. The first patient is an adult male who had recently traveled to the Lisbon and Tagus Valley Region. He is being monitored by the Madeira Health Service. All appropriate infection control measures have been implemented. An epidemiological investigation is under way.
Individuals with rashes with blisters, along with a high temperature, a headache, backache, muscle aches, swollen glands, shivering (chills), exhaustion must abstain from close physical contact and seek medication attention.
Any suspected cases of Monkeypox infection must be reported to the following Madeira Health Service hotline: 8000 24 24 200 (Linha SRS 24)
Parts of Estrada Monumental to be closed to traffic
The Municipality of Funchal informed the Estrada Monumental stretch between Caminho do Arieiro and the roundabout at Estrada da Vitória will be closed to traffic (residents, public transport, hotels, and loading and unloading are exempted) on July 5th, 6th and 7th, from 09h00 to 17h00, as a result scheduled work on trees.
Water supply disruption
The Municipality of Funchal informed there will be a water supply disruption today, from 14h00 to 02h00, at Rua Velha da Ajuda, as a result of scheduled work on the water supply network. The following areas will be affected:
– Rua Vale da Ajuda
– Rua Velha da Ajuda
– Travessa da Ajuda
Empresa de Electricidade da Madeira (Madeira power supplier) announced there will be power cuts due to scheduled work on the electricity supply network. These cannot be postponed and will take place in the following days and places:
June 29th – 09h00 to 11h30 (TODAY)
– Rua do Golf (São Gonçalo)
June 30th – 00h00 to 06h00
– Rua da Alegria (numbers 9 to 25)
June 30th – 09h00 to 11h30
– Caminho do Trapiche
– Vereda do Camacho (numbers 4, 5, 14 and 44)
– Impasse Jardim Botânico (numbers 4, 8 to 14)
PONTA DO PARGO
June 30th – 09h00 to 12h00
– Vila (partial)
– Salão (partial)
– Ribeira da Vaca
– Lombo Queimado
However, power could be restored during the time frame mentioned above. So, for safety purposes, it should be assumed that there will be power at any time during this period of time.
If necessary, customers can contact the free Customer Support Service number (Serviço de Apoio ao Cliente): 800 221 187.